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N1111E accident description

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Crash location 39.468056°N, 117.197500°W
Nearest city Austin, NV
39.493259°N, 117.069534°W
7.0 miles away
Tail number N1111E
Accident date 12 May 2017
Aircraft type Johnson Kenneth W Super Cub Sport
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he had been practicing touch and go landings along with short takeoffs and landings in gusting wind conditions. On the forth landing the airplane encountered a wind gust and he lost directional control of the airplane. He attempted to go-around but the left wing struck the desert brush and the airplane spun to the left. The airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. Substantial damage was sustained to both wings, the rudder and the horizontal stabilizer.

Per the National Transportation Safety Board Pilot Aircraft Accident Report, the pilot reported that the accident could have been prevented by, "in the wind conditions, I should have carried a little more airspeed to help with the gusts."

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed during landing in gusting wind conditions, which resulted in a loss of directional control.

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